Climbing Up By Pulling Down

Insecure people try to climb up by pulling others down. Their neurotic need for attention makes them parasites on the fortunes and misfortunes of others. But history doesn’t reward “Pull Him Downs/Pull Her Downs” (PHDs), only those who graciously lower themselves to uplift and build up others. “Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself” (Philippians 2:3-5; Message). Those who pull down that they may climb up enjoy neither the ride up, nor the stay up.—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim

 

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